Thursday, May 28, 2015

Global Climate on Verge of Multi-Decadal Change

The RAPID moorings being deployed. The strength of ocean currents has been measured by a network of sensors, called the RAPID array, which have been collecting data on the flow rate of the Atlantic meridonal overturning circulation (AMOC) for a decade. (Credit: National Oceanography Centre) Click to Enlarge.
The global climate is on the verge of broad-scale change that could last for a number of decades a new study implies.  The change to the new set of climatic conditions is associated with a cooling of the Atlantic, and is likely to bring drier summers in Britain and Ireland, accelerated sea-level rise along the northeast coast of the United States, and drought in the developing countries of the Sahel region.

Read more at Global Climate on Verge of Multi-Decadal Change

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